BEST BEARD GROWTH OIL REVIEWS – 2020
Are you sporting a beard? Is your beard your best feature, something to make you feel proud? No? Then, perhaps your beard is a disappointment to you? Could it be thicker or more luxuriant? Are you painfully aware of all those other guys with thick, neat beards, while yours is just a straggly mess?
Maybe there is something you can do to improve the look and feel of your beard? While you can’t alter what nature gave you, or rather what you inherited from your pa and grandpa, there are ways to make the most of what you do have. This is where beard growth oil comes into its own.
What is beard oil?
Beard oil is a product made from a base carrier oil with essential oils added to give fragrance or a particular benefit. Beard oil acts as a conditioner, softening beard hair and moisturizing the facial skin beneath that hair. The aim is to make your beard look fuller, feel softer, and tame its behavior.
What are the benefits of using beard oil?
Although there is no scientific evidence to support the claims, some men argue that beard oil does promote growth. These claims are based on anecdotal evidence, so there is no guarantee that you will get better growth. However, what you can do is create the best environment on your face to give your beard every advantage. Look for a beard oil that includes certain essential oils. Those essential oils that are rich in antioxidants are the ones that can encourage your beard to grow. These include ylang-ylang and bay leaf.
Softening beard hair
The hair on your head is naturally softer than the hair on your face. Using a beard oil will soften beard hair and make it shine. Some bearded men have partners who find the rough texture of untreated beard hair a bit off-putting.
Try different beard oils and then put your beard through the kissability test. The one that softens your beard, so it passes the test might be a good one to use permanently!
Moisturizing facial skin
The skin beneath your beard is just as important as the rest of your skin. Just because it is hidden underneath all that hair doesn’t mean it won’t need some care and attention. Beard oil serves as a moisturizer; it helps remove dead skin cells – beard dandruff – and strengthens the hair roots by lubricating the hair follicles. These features can all help get the beard hair growing.
Remember, also, that sensitive skin and skin suffering from acne will need to be treated with care. Choose a beard oil that has both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, and you will be doing your skin a favor. Cinnamon and tea-tree oil both have these qualities.
A fuller looking beard
Beard oils can encourage the hair of your beard to look fuller and more luxurious. A straggly beard will also look a bit more full and lush.
Beard oil gives beard hair a higher level of moisture, and this makes the hair more elastic prevents it from breaking and splitting.
The smell-good factor
Most beard oils include essential oils that give the oil a fragrance. There are many fragrances from which to choose, so personal choice could be a deciding factor in selecting the best beard oil for you.
What active ingredients found in beard oil?
As we have seen, beard oil comprises one carrier oil, blended with one, or maybe more, essential oils. A few contain vitamin E oil. The most commonly used carrier oils are sunflower oil, argan oil, coconut oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil. These oils will be therapeutic oils rather than those used in cooking! Each oil will contain vitamins that are vital to the management of healthy beard hair. Check the ingredients when purchasing a beard oil, in case it contains a substance to which you are allergic. Additive-free organic oils are probably best if you do have an allergy.
The essential oils that can be found combined with the carrier oil are many in number, too many to list here. The reviews will mention added oils in each case.
How to apply your beard oil correctly.
Beard oil should be applied after you have had a shower, or after you have washed your face. It is good to use a bar of natural soap and shower or wash in hot water. This encourages the pores of your skin and the hair follicles on your face to open. This is the best time to apply beard oil, as it is going to be absorbed more effectively.
If you have never grown a beard before, or have never used beard oil in the past, then you may be surprised to realize that there is some skill involved. Firstly, apply the oil when your beard is damp, but not dripping with water. As your beard grows, so you can apply increasing amounts of oil. When it is in the first stages of growth, use only between one and three drops. At the next stage, when it has been growing for 2-3 months, increase the amount to 3-5 drops. A couple of months later, go up to about six drops, and then after seven months, when your beard will be long, use between 7 and 10 drops.
In dry, hot conditions, oil can be applied each day, but in more damp and humid areas, every few days will be sufficient. Most bearded men will stop growing their beards at about three months and will keep it trimmed and neat at that stage. 3-5 drops of oil will be enough in these instances. Put the drops onto the palms of your hands and then massage it into your beard using a downwards movement. Apply the oil evenly, and don’t forget the sides of your face. Next, work the oil through your beard with your fingertips. You may need to comb the oil through your beard, especially if it is long or thicker than average. When you shower in the evening, and then apply your beard oil before bed, remember some pillow protection to avoid getting the oil on your bedclothes. The last stage is styling your beard.
TOP FIFTEEN BEARD GROWTH OILS
Now let’s consider the top fifteen beard growth oils with some information about each one.
1. Ranger Fragrance-Free Beard Oil
This beard oil contains Moroccan Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil and comes in a one-ounce bottle. The oils are 100% pure as a result of cold pressing. There are no additives, which makes it the right choice if you suffer from sensitive skin. It also is a good choice if you live a vegan lifestyle.
Ranger’s beard oil has no fragrance, and so is good if you prefer no aroma. It acts well as a moisturiser and is of perfect consistency.
2. Prophet Premium Beard Oil
In its one-ounce bottle, you find a beard oil made up of Chamomile oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E Oil, and Aloe Vera Oil.
This oil is one that has a reputation for promoting beard growth. Some users claim they see a difference after one week, and that after three weeks the extra thickness and length is noticeable. It is possible that the added Vitamin E oil helps this growth. Another advantage of this oil is that it reduces tangles.
The consistency is excellent, which makes the Prophet Premium Beard Oil a pleasure to use. It softens beard hair so that it is less likely to break or split, looks shiny and well-conditioned, and, therefore, healthy.
3. Viking Revolution Beard Oil Conditioner
Viking Revolution has produced a budget-priced 1 ounce bottle of beard oil that ticks all the boxes for the discerning beard owner. Containing only Jojoba Oil and Moroccan Argan Oil, it is both a natural product and organic. There is no fragrance, so it will suit the bearded guy who uses other products to smell good.
As with other products based on these two oils, the Viking Revolution beard oil will moisturize your skin, restoring it to a good level of health. It also softens the beard hair, which makes it easier to keep trim and well-managed.
4. Beard Flux XL – Caffeine Beard Growth Stimulating Oil
Beard Flux XL contains not only Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil but also includes Amla Oil, Safflower Oil, and Caffeine in its one-ounce product.
Caffeine can, it is thought, stimulate beard growth, as an alternative to Vitamin E. The caffeine in Beard Flux XL is going to help create those ideal conditions for beard hair growth. With the other usual oils to moisturize your skin and soften your beard hair, this product is well worth a try.
Beard Flux XL doesn’t have any fragrances or anything that has been genetically modified. That makes it the right ethical choice, as well as a good product for your beard’s needs.
5. Bossman Jelly Beard Oil.
Bossman’s Jelly Beard Oil comes in a 4-ounce bottle, but at a comparable price to smaller beard oils. The contents include Soy Bean Oil, Beeswax, Castor Seed Oil, plus other fragrancing ingredients.
Given the nature of the product, it is likely to work better if you use it straight after having had a hot shower and shampooed your beard. With your pores and hair follicles open, the gel can enter your skin more effectively and will get down to the roots much more quickly. This will increase the chances of the product, boosting hair growth.
Bossman’s Jelly Beard Oil, however, does come in four fragrances. These are listed as Magic, Stagecoach, Gold, and Hammer. The basic Magic scent has warmth, as it includes frankincense, sandalwood, bergamot, patchouli, plus vanilla. If you like your beard oil to be free of fragrance, then maybe this is not the one for you. However, you could save some money by using this oil and not buying other fragrancing products.
6. Smooth Viking Beard Oil
Smooth Viking uses olive oil as the carrier oil in this Beard Oil. They then add Carthamus and Tinctorious Seed Oil, plus other ingredients to add fragrance.
If you suffer from beard-itch, then this is an excellent product for you, as it has a unique formula to combat itching that gets down to the follicles of your beard hair. As a non-greasy lightweight oil, the Smooth Viking beard oil does make beard hair softer and more pliant. For those that suffer from oily or greasy skin, this is a beneficial plus. Being both non-greasy and reducing itching makes this a superb product for specific skin types.
There is a fragrance, though, which is described as ‘classic Nordic,’ and so is a clean, fresh smell with a hint of the mountains and fjords.
7. Mountaineer Brand Beard Oil
Mountaineer Brand beard oil comes in a 2-ounce bottle and includes grapeseed oil as its carrier oil, with castor oil, almond oil, plus fragrances.
Using grapeseed oil as its main ingredient does make it less effective for beard growth. The absorption rate is higher than some other oils, and it won’t result in greasy skin. The discerning beard owner is going to find the Mountaineer Brand oil better for maintaining and managing a real thick and lush beard. It is an effective and pleasing to use product for this beard management role. The fragrance is quite heady and woody, as the extra fragrancing ingredients include eucalyptus, cedar, and fir needles.
8. Honest Amish Classic Beard Oil
The all-American Honest Amish Classic Beard Oil uses avocado oil as a carrier with Virgin Pumpkin seed oil and a range of 6 essential oils that all combine to encourage beard growth, given the right conditions. A handmade product from the United States, the Honest Amish Classic Beard Oil, has all those necessary vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that have been identified as best for good beard health.
9. ArtNaturals Beard and Stache Oil
Containing Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil and Vitamin E, the ArtNaturals Beard and Stache Oil is available in a 2-ounce bottle.
The three oils are blended into a colorless beard oil with no fragrance. The vitamin E oil is not produced naturally, so this product cannot claim to be wholly natural, and so there might be ethical issues for some beard owners.
ArtNaturals Beard and Stache Oil is an excellent product should you have dry skin, or acne and beard hair that is prone to splitting. This oil is very good at conditioning dry skin and so preventing inflammation. If you have a partner who likes to caress your beard, this product is tops for softening your hair and making it a delight for running fingers through.
10. The Gentleman’s Premium Beard Oil
The Gentleman’s Premium Beard Oil is another product made entirely in the USA. The ingredients include Sunflower Oil, Argan Oil, and Evening Primrose Oil. The one-ounce bottle is at the higher end of the price range for these products, but it is a top brand. The inclusion of Evening Primrose Oil helps to maintain a soft, itch-free skin underneath your beard. Great skin promotes beard growth, and the softening of your beard hair will give the impression of a thicker, shinier beard.
If you are willing to spend a bit more on your beard, this product has attracted much praise.
11. The Patriot Badass Beard Care Beard Oil for Men
Although The Patriot claims 100% organic ingredients and that the product is handmade, no list of ingredients is given on the one-ounce bottle. It does work well as a beard oil, promoting good skin health and beard condition. It comes in 12 different flavors, so there should be one to suit you.
12. Beard Farmer Growther Beard Growth Oil
The two-ounce bottle contains an unnamed carrier oil, plus Aloe, Avocado, and 12 other ingredients. The product is capable of enhancing your skin condition as it includes the moisturizing capabilities of aloe. Beard hair is kept soft and pliant, and your beard should feel both thicker and pleasingly softer.
13. Wisdom Woodsy & Citrus Aroma
Wisdom Woodsy & Citrus Aroma contains Olive Oil as the primary carrier oil, Grape Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, and four additional ingredients.
The product has been manufactured since 2012 and is quite well established as a beard oil. It is designed to be used directly on a dry beard, not after showering or washing. As a light to medium weight oil, it will soon soften your beard but is quickly absorbed into your skin, so it doesn’t leave any residue.
There are six fragrances to choose from, but as the ingredients are entirely natural, they will vary from batch to batch. There is a promise of a money-back guarantee should you be dissatisfied.
14. Beard Grow XL. Facial Hair Supplement
Beard Grow XL includes among its ingredients Saw Palmetto, Horsetail Extract, and MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). It is not a beard oil, but a supplement to be used in conjunction with your beard oil. It promotes good beard health and claims to be good for the hair on your neck, and the sides of your face.
The recipe is unique, wholly natural, and vegetarian and with no added hormones. Ethically the right choice.
15. Upgraded Beard Kit for Men
This kit contains nine items. There is a beard oil, a beard shampoo, beard balm, some scissors, a brush, a comb, a template styling tool, a travel bag, and a Beard Bible e-book.
The beard oil is based on Grape Seed Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil. It is an excellent product for maintaining facial skin and beard health.
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